H.O.P.E. Grant 2020

Thanks, Tony, for helping us spread the word!

Artist Tony Tiger stopped by the Seminole Nation Museum today to record some digital programming for our new exhibition, “Mvskoke Voices” (more on that later) and took the time to help publicize our good news.

The Seminole Nation Museum is grateful to announce that it is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from Oklahoma Humanities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic public health crisis, the Oklahoma Humanities Organizations Pandemic Emergency Grants (or H.O.P.E. Grants) provide funds for emergency general operating support and staff retention in the humanities and cultural sectors.

Awards ranged from $5,000 to $25,000 and were made possible by a national cultural stimulus package from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This emergency funding supports at-risk humanities positions and projects at museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, colleges and universities, and other cultural nonprofits that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus.

The Seminole Nation Museum was one of 35 state-wide cultural organizations to receive funding through the program and was one of only seven nonprofits to receive the maximum award of $25,000.

We are deeply appreciative to Oklahoma Humanities for their support of the museum and cultural programming in rural Oklahoma, especially during this complicated and challenging time.

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